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Alternating between black humor and bloody horror, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is like Scooby-Doo meets Se7en! Guided by a mercenary empathy, the five college kids of Kurosagi have a calling they can't explain to anyone - that's a common problem when your job involves carrying around corpses and body parts. And in solving the problems of their clients, they often find the living are more terrible and fearful than the dead. Collecting can take over a fan's life... but what if it takes over their death as well? Zombie robot otaku and plastic surgery disasters are only the latest faces of horror as Kurosagi continues their eternal struggle to turn corpses into cash.

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Collecting can take over a fan's life . . . but what if it takes over their death as well? Zombie robot otaku and plastic-surgery disasters are only the latest faces of horror as Kurosagi continues its eternal struggle to turn corpses into cash! Yet with Kuro trapped in a coma and seeing visions of the dark forces battling over him, it's up to the rest of the gang to survive the grotesque schemes of the White Heron pair . . . as dead flesh reaches for the living!

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emmejo, July 11, 2011 (view all comments by emmejo)
The seventh volume of this gruesome and amusing comic has a few more elements carried over from earlier stories than some of the early volumes. Hopefully this indicates the plot is going to keep picking up after the slight slump in the 4th and 5th books. As with the earlier books, the book is comprised of short stories focusing on the group's current client or clients, however these stories are longer, which allows the author to add a level of detail and suspense often lacking in the shorter tales.

The first story focuses on the Kurosagi Delivery Service's attempt to handle some ordinary but heavy jobs. They enlist a local robotics group, volunteering to help test out robots. But they are in for an unpleasant surprise when a cyborg-like invention of the group goes on a violent tear inside a shopping center.

The second story takes two chapters. When Makino's friend starts hearing voices shortly after getting plastic surgery on her ears, the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service wonders if the ears might have belonged to someone else. They start investigating, but the truth turns out to be a whole lot weirder than simply ear transplants.

The final tale takes three chapters to tell about the odd occurrences around the making of a movie. Makino is working as a make up artist on the film and the rest of the gang get minor jobs as well, which puts them in the perfect place to investigate when cast members start to disappear.

I've been enjoying this series and this volume is no exception. The harshly realistic, detailed artwork appeals to me much more so than super stylized artwork where everyone looks like a supermodel. The writing is sharp and witty, helped by an excellent translation. The characters are just fun and interesting people who frequently fall outside the typical comic book character tropes.

The detailed translation notes are a great way of making sure that the American reader can "get" the cultural jokes, and are also entertaining.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781593079826
Author:
Otsuka, Eiji
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Illustrator:
Yamazaki, Housui
Editor:
Horn, Carl Gustav
Author:
Dark Horse
Author:
Yamazaki, Housui
Author:
Otsuka, Eiji
Subject:
Manga - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Manga
Subject:
manga;horror;dark horse;seinen
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Manga-Horror
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
Series Volume:
07
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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